Tuesday, July 15, 2008

10 on tuesday: 10 memorable vacation moments

Ten Memorable Vacation Moments

1) Climbing to the top of the Tybee Island lighthouse with my cousin, Michelle, during a trip to Savannah, Georgia.

2) My family set out from Kentucky to travel to Orlando for our first visit to Disney World. On the way there our Ford Grenada (remember those?) broke down in Atlanta. And that was just the start... That whole trip was something else.

3) Discovering Amy Grant (her Age to Age album) at the youth center at Lake Junaluska.

4) During one of our family trips to Lake Junaluska we visited Asheville and Cherokee, NC. My little brother and I had our picture taken with an Indian in a head dress. And I ain't talking a wooden Indian standing outside of a store. I mean a real, living, breathing Indian. I think my brother and I were both freaked out by the whole headdress thing. Mr. Cherokee Indian told us, "I won't bite ya. I don't have any teeth!" and he gave us a big gummy toothless grin. We giggled and smiled for the camera.

5) All my trips to the Indy 500. But most especially when Buddy Rice won in 2004 and when Danica Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap at Indy in 2005.

6) Visiting St. John the Divine Cathedral during my first visit to NYC my sophomore year of high school.

7) Visiting the Guggenheim Art Museum in New York.

8) Seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time during a trip to visit Christy in San Diego (and seeing the seals on the beach at La Jolla).

9) My dad and I ending up, barefoot, in a field of cactus on Jekyll Island, Georgia on our way back from the beach. We were walking back to our hotel and chose the wrong path to take. The next thing we know we're walking through prickly poky things. Daddy picked me up and carried me.

10) Visiting the original Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, KY. Then getting to our campsite and not being able to set-up our tent because it was too dark...then it began raining...and we slept in the car.

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alisonwonderland said...

you've got some fun moments here! san diego is one of my favorite vacation spots.

Joyce said...

Happy 10 on Tuesday, Jennifer. I'm too tired to say anything intelligent just now, except you have a nice dad to carry you over the cactus patch. :)

pjd said...

How do you "end up" barefoot in a field of cactus?

Kelly said...

This is a great idea for a blog entry! I write a blog about Asheville/WNC (carolinamornings.blogspot.com) so it's good to see WNC mentioned there! Also I've been wanting to visit Jekyll Island, my parents went last year and said it was a really neat place.

Katie said...

What a great list! #9 seems like a great kind of memory.